ASAP Rocky wanted to clear the air after he created some controversy with his comment about how only lighter women need to wear red lipstick, but if you’re expecting an apology you’ve got another thing coming.
When the “Wild For the Night” rapper finally addressed the drama he created after he claimed that African American women with darker complexions need to back away from the bright red lipstick, he made it clear that he still means what he said. He is simply sorry that anyone was offended by it.
“Blacks girls just, ah man, went crazy,” he said in an interview with DC’s 93.9 WKYS FM about the beauty advice. “They just took it how they took it. This is actually my second time talking about it cause I really don’t really look at it as an issue. If people get upset at that I think it’s petty at the same time.”
Honestly, ASAP might be on to something. It seems like there has been a constant string of celebrities and public figures getting backlash over anything and everything they say that isn’t about unicorns, rainbows, and world peace.
Regardless of the fact that he still stands beside his comment, he did give a sincere apology to those who may have had their feelings hurt but never apologized for saying the comment.
“I’m sorry if it hurt any dark-skinned girls’ feelings,” he said during the interview.
Quite frankly, that was all he needed to be sorry for. The 24-year-old rapper by no means went on some rant about darker women.
He never suggested they weren’t beautiful, he never suggested that light skinned woman were better, he only said that he didn’t prefer darker women with red lipstick.
In the very same interview he even expressed how women with a darker complexion can pull off the purple hues of lipstick but light women need to leave it alone.
“Just like if you were to wear like—f*cking for instance, what do dark skin girls have that you know fair skinned girls cant do… Purple lipstick,” he said after his initial comment about the red lipstick before changing his mind and expressing he wasn’t a fan of the purple lipstick on any woman.
The point is, however, he was by no means trying to be colorist or bash dark skinned woman – he is just the typical man with terrible beauty and makeup advice. What else is new?
Besides this is the same man that wore a maxi dress and Timberland boots to 106 & Park, are we really taking his fashion and beauty advice to heart?
“It’s like they damn near wanna Rick Ross boycott me right now, over some lipstick controversy,” he continued in the interview. “Black girls, you know how sensitive they are, but they our sisters, man. It is what it is man. I come from a black home, so I know how sensitive black women can be especially when you talking about they looks or something like that.”
ASAP certainly doesn’t need to try to group all black women in the same boat as being sensitive but once we all start being honest with ourselves we might be able to admit that most Americans in general seem to be too sensitive at the moment.
While date rape lyrics and inappropriate comparisons to Emmett Till certainly deserve the backlash they received and more, comments about a man’s opinion of lipstick on women or the President saying that Kamala Harris is attractive shouldn’t have people up in arms.
It seems like the public is well on its way to persecuting anyone who has the audacity to express their opinion if it divulges just ever so slightly from the general consensus.
The comment should have never become such a big “controversy,” it was merely his opinion.
Come on ladies, how many times do we go on rants about the things we prefer on certain men or certain qualities we prefer over others? I never hesitate to express the fact that I’ll take a dark skinned man over a light skinned man any day, but it does make me wonder – would I be attacked if my preference was the other way around?